omerlich
Topic Author
Posts: 91
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:29 pm

El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:33 am

LY is seeking to rejuvenate its fleet.
The 757 will be replaced by B739ER,the oldest B762 will leave the fleet.
Also to be noted that LY is re-considering ordering the B787 after the order from 2008 was cancelled by the former CEO
(silly decision in my opinion).
links sorry,still only in Hebrew)
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4147981,00.html
 
SASMD82
Posts: 616
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:44 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:49 pm

As I can't read Hebrew I do not know what it says....
Anyway, the only thing that is certain is that El Al will choose Boeing planes anyway.....   
 
ORDJOE
Posts: 650
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:27 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:55 pm

Some of their planes are getting old, good thing they are updating
 
leftyboarder
Posts: 752
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:38 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:28 pm

From planespotters I could come up with a fleet age of 12,9. Not horrible, but skewed as they have some 738s that are merely a couple of years old. Does El Al have a strategy at all (other that possibly connecting Israel to the diaspora)?
 
omerlich
Topic Author
Posts: 91
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:29 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:31 pm

No strategy (so it seems),the company keeps adding second hand planes when it's obvious it needs to replace the 767's which are in their 20's and in horrible condition(interior wise)
 
khpn
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:30 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:35 pm

From my understanding of the article LY is reconsidering the 787 for two main reasons

1)replace aging 767s
2) to allow for equipment downgrades in the slow winter season on routes where the range of a 777 is needed but the plane ends up departing at half capacity

Id be surprised if they made moves on this quickly tho..

Also, didn't LY just order some 739ERs within the past year?
 
omerlich
Topic Author
Posts: 91
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:29 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:37 pm

The B739ER should arrive within the next 2 years
 
User avatar
zippyjet
Posts: 5091
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:32 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:02 am

Quoting omerlich (Reply 4):
No strategy (so it seems),the company keeps adding second hand planes when it's obvious it needs to replace the 767's which are in their 20's and in horrible condition(interior wise)

Do you feel that LY was conservative with its fleet (upgrades) because of Tower and Israir biting the dust? Less competetition.

I do hope LY springs for some Dreamliners. And it wouldn't hurt to ad a 747-8 or two to the mix.
Wan't there talk of LY getting some Airbus birds a couple years ago?

And back in the day did LY ever consider the L1011 in addition to the 747's at the start of the wide bodied revolution?
I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
 
JU068
Posts: 2094
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:23 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:15 am

Quoting omerlich (Reply 4):
No strategy (so it seems),the company keeps adding second hand planes when it's obvious it needs to replace the 767's which are in their 20's and in horrible condition(interior wise)

Where do they fly these old 767s?
 
GIANCAVIA
Posts: 906
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:45 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:14 am

Quoting ju068 (Reply 8):

Where do they fly these old 767s?

We get them in Luton (London) Regularly.
 
LY777
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:58 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:56 am

Quoting ju068 (Reply 8):
Where do they fly these old 767s?

The 767s fly to, as stated LTN, but also CDG, JNB, YYZ, PEK, BOM, DME, and other European destinations when demand is high
Flown:717,727,732,734,735,738,73W,742/744/748,752,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, D8,D10,L1011, A3B2,A320,A321,A332,A343,A388
 
RyanairGuru
Posts: 6554
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:59 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:09 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 9):
We get them in Luton (London) Regularly.

Out of interest is there a large Jewish population in North London/Home Counties?

I know that Tottenham has a large Jewish support base so that would imply the answer was yes, but I thought I'd check...


And while we on the subject, where do they send the 777s? JFK, LHR. Where else?
Worked Hard, Flew Right
 
emrecan
Posts: 845
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2000 7:20 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:27 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 10):

Also to OTP as far as I remember...
 
LY777
Posts: 2301
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:58 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 11):
And while we on the subject, where do they send the 777s? JFK, LHR. Where else?

The 777s are sent to EWR, JFK, LAX, HKG, CDG, LHR, DME
Flown:717,727,732,734,735,738,73W,742/744/748,752,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, D8,D10,L1011, A3B2,A320,A321,A332,A343,A388
 
GIANCAVIA
Posts: 906
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:45 am

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:13 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 11):
Out of interest is there a large Jewish population in North London/Home Counties?

I know that Tottenham has a large Jewish support base so that would imply the answer was yes, but I thought I'd check...


And while we on the subject, where do they send the 777s? JFK, LHR. Where else?

Yup.. North London and East London (stamford hill).. Not so sure there are LARGE ones here in bedfordshire where LTN is but the flights seem to do very well. For your 777 question we also get them in LTN.. every Friday in the summer and sometimes twice a week it is a 777 service into Luton.
 
User avatar
yyz717
Posts: 15699
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:26 pm

RE: El Al Fleet News

Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:17 pm

I see a 748 order eventually to replace the 744. Here's hoping anyway.

[Edited 2011-11-17 10:17:31]
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos